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Setbacks won't delay water tank project

Published July 09. 2013 05:02PM

Michael J. Peleshak, project manager for Alfred Benesch & Co., addressed members of the Nesquehoning Water Authority last night to bring them up to speed on the status of the water tank project. He presented the board with an updated construction schedule.

Recent rains rains have caused the set up of the tank footer foundation to wash out, however, this will be redone this week enabling contractors to possibly pour the tank floor next week.

Additional excavation of a flat area north of the tank site was also necessary due to incorrect road markings on the survey that was given to the authority.

Despite the minor setbacks, the entire project is still expected to be completed on time.

In other matters, engineer Ron Tirpak noted that crack repairs in the outlet structure of the fourth hollow dam should be complete by the end of the month.

Authority board members gave their final approval on the Use & Maintenance agreement of the First Hollow Dam for the Nesquehoning Conservation Club.

The Conservation Club has played a vital part in the restoration and upkeep of the Nesquehoning Watershed and last year offered to take over the First Hollow and to make necessary repairs.

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